It’s that time again. Day 2 of the Gratitude Challenge! Today’s a new day. You will not get it back. Make it count and see you in seven! I’ll get back to all things Cosmothea and the Cosmoverse following Day 7.
Ok, some days will be more inspiring than others, but as these are all things I’m grateful for, I’m not going to sweep them under the rug just because they may not directly apply to your life or make an interesting movie. I’m not just going to make stuff up for entertainment value, but if this post doesn’t do it for you, come back and I’m sure many of the others will. As always, feedback is welcome. Cheers!
- My wife: My amazing wife, Joan! We’ve been married for over 22 years and love each other more than the day we got married. Her sacrificial love and passion encourage me. She’s smart, witty, driven, organized, and is a good example, continually surprising me with her heart for helping others, without worrying about gaining any attention for it. I would not be the man I am without her, and our family would be much less than it was meant to be if not for her incredible strength to press on and look beyond our own walls, and for these things, I am forever grateful.
- My oldest son: Haven! He continues to amaze me with his passion, ability to remain calm regardless of his surroundings, his quiet, analytical, creative mind. His hidden depth, ability to focus, his appreciation for things others don’t always notice. He often strives in silence when I would have grown weary in similar circumstances. I’m impressed with his wit, gentleness, extraordinary insights and creativity, and I’m proud to have the honor of being his dad.
- My youngest son: Adam! He’s a joy to watch. Full of energy, always pushing himself physically and mentally, eager to meet challenges face on, confidently, and surprising me with his ability to master technology and anything else he puts his mind to. He’s empathic and has the ability to press on when others would have buckled under, to overcome personal and physical challenges and not only survive, but thrive. I’m proud to have the honor of being his dad too.
Okay, you didn’t answer this last time, so I’m going to give ya another shot. What are you grateful for? Writing about what’s actually working in your life—what really matters—the positives you can claim in your life—this is healthy, therapeutic, if you will. I’ve said it before, but even if things aren’t going so great, I’m betting you have it better than you think!